Nielsen-Massey Buttercream Ball - Chicago 2018

November 3, 2018 @ 7:00PM — 11:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Nielsen-Massey Buttercream Ball for Icing Smiles - 2018 Chicago

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Join us in a night of cocktails and confections for Icing Smiles!

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


You're invited to join Icing Smiles and Nielsen-Massey Vanillas as we host our fourth Buttercream Ball in Chicago! This casually elegant evening full of cocktails, confections, entertainment and fun will have everyone talking!

We welcome you to join us on Saturday, November 3rd at The James Hotel. Your ticket to this exciting event include a delicious selection of cocktails and confections, music and dancing, incredible food selections and a delectable assortment of some of the finest desserts that will make your mouth water! Network with some of the industry's best pastry masters and shop from a broad range of enticing items during our Silent Auction! There is always a little something for everyone!

Creativity will take center stage during our Domino Sugar "Showpiece Showdown" cake competition LIVE at the gala! Watch three of the industry's best bakers, each partnered with an Icing Smiles Super Hero kid, compete head to head for the crowd. This will be an event proven to be as delicious as it will be fun! Our competitors include Emily Easterly and more!

Emily Easterly is a graduate of the French Pastry School in Chicago, IL. She currently works for Wilton as a decorator and instructor at the Wilton School in Darien, IL. Her work can be seen in both print and media, from Wilton publications, digital media, product packaging, store signage, Cake Central Magazine, and Cake Masters Magazine. She is a Sugar Angel, and has also been on Icing Smiles admin team for 5 years, currently serving as the Instagram Manager.

We look forward to having you join us for what is sure to be a great night in the Windy City and all for an amazing cause!

Event Sponsorships are available for 2018. Please contact for details.

For The Love Of Chocolate Scholarship Foundation (FTLOC) has partnered with the Chicago Buttercream Ball! For ever one Buttcream Ball ticket you purchase, you are entered to win two (2) tickets with the FTLOC "Nobody Sleeps at The Corpse Cabaret" event on October 27! This Halloween themed seven-course dinner and show are included in the Individual Tickets. Additionally, for every ticket you purchase to the FTLOC event, you are entered to win a ticket to the Chicago Buttercream Ball!

Want to spend the weekend? The James Chicago hotel, where we are hosting the event, has partnered with Icing Smiles for a special room rate! Check out the discounts and savings, as well as all of the amenities The James Chicago has to offer. You are promised warm modern spaces, drawing inspiration from the energy of Chicago's vibrant communities and people, situated on the corner of Rush and Ontario, steps from Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue Shopping district, Millennium Park and renowned museums.